The Clarice

Second Season: Tertiary Spaces Performance

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The second-year MFA in Dance cohort explores spacial and human relationships in this inclusive and interactive work. Created in collaboration between four diverse performance artists, the piece exemplifies first-hand the power of compromise, connection, and challenge, ultimately bringing the audience and performers together for a shared experience.

The cost is free, but tickets are required. Visit the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center for more information.

International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Varsity Vocals is the home of student a cappella since 1995. We give college and high school singers the opportunity to interact, compete, learn from each other, get feedback from the pros, and perform in fantastic venues around the globe. Each season, the ICCA & ICHSA bring together nearly 500 a cappella groups and thousands of singers from schools around the globe. The ICCA Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinal at Dekelboum Concert Hall is one of 5 Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinal Events. The top two groups from this event will go on to compete in the ICCA Mid-Atlantic Semifinal. The Mid-Atlantic champion will join the best collegiate groups in the world at the ICCA Finals, held at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.

For event and ticketing information, visit The Clarice Performing Arts Center.

We Live Together or Perish: Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre

All are welcome to attend the 27th Annual City of College Park Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year's theme is "We Live Together or Perish." The Keynote Speaker Jennifer B. Jones, along with additional readings and performances, will provide inspiration and entertainment suitable for all ages.

Nutcrackers from Balanchine to Bourne

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 3:30pm

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, The Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

It’s that time of year! No, not finals, but Christmas music and The Nutcracker everywhere! You might have danced in a production or played in the orchestra, and you are over it. But have you ever noticed the range of interpretations in the over 100 years since it was first composed and performed?

Well, here’s your chance to see a different Nutcracker, one that includes sections from traditional and contemporary choreographers such as Balanchine and Baryshnikov, plus Matthew Bourne, Maurice Bejart, and Mark Morris.

So come to the library and join us for an enjoyable & creatively festive break.

La Clemenza di Tito

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre

Mercy prevails over jealousy, revenge and an attempted murder that sets Rome on fire in Mozart's last opera, La Clemenza di Tito. Commissioned for the coronation of the new King of Bohemia and premiered three months before the composer's death, La Clemenza di Tito is an opera seria based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus.

Love and Information

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kogod Theatre

Someone can’t get a signal. Friends debate the existence of God. A man has a secret. A scientist dissects a brain. A person is in love and that love can’t be reciprocated. Experiencing this kaleidoscope of vignettes is like watching a stranger’s Snapchats – the characters may be unfamiliar and unrelated to each other, but the emotions are instantly recognizable. In this relentlessly paced serio-comedy, celebrated British playwright Caryl Churchill asks how our infinite access to inspiring, mundane, crucial, insignificant information affects how we connect to each other – and ourselves.

Arts Advocacy 101

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Cafritz Foundation Theatre

What exactly is arts advocacy? What does it look like? If you are interested in exploring ways of becoming an active and engaged participant in the arts advocacy discussion, join Maryland Citizens for the Arts for a discussion and workshop. This session will break down the basics of advocacy and how you can advocate for your own work through telling your story.

Big Band Halloween Scream

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre

​Screaming saxophones, wailing trumpets and spine-tingling piano are a thrill in this spirited evening of performances by the UMD Jazz Ensemble, UMD Jazz Lab Band and University JazzBand.

UMD Repertoire Orchestra

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall

The University of Maryland Repertoire Orchestra is a unique all-campus orchestra that is open to music majors, non-music majors and members of the University of Maryland community. Led by graduate conducting students at UMD, the orchestra prides itself on a wide range of projects, collaborations and repertoire.

Making Interventions Symposium

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 8:30am to 6:30pm

What do you make when you're making change? What does it look like?
How does it work, what work does it do? With whom do you make it?

Join us on Friday, October 13th for Making Interventions, the 3rd biennial Women's Studies Graduate Student Association symposium.

This free, one-day conference hosts presentations and panels, workshops and performances from scholars, artists, makers, inviting attendees to engage with collaborative, creative, and interdisciplinary feminist scholarship in a vibrant array of forms. The event frames interventions as means of learning and teaching across disciplinary and institutional boundaries among students, colleagues, and communities within and outside the University.

Space is limited. RSVP is strongly encouraged.

For more information and to register, visit


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